Spain will reopen to international tourism beginning in July, President of Spanish Government Pedro Sanchez announced.
“As you know, Spain receives more than 80 million visitors per year. I do announce that starting from July, Spain will reopen foreign tourism with safety conditions. Foreign tourists can start planning their holidays in our country,” Sanchez said.
Sanchez added that the country needs tourism and “tourism needs safety from origin to destination.”
“We will guarantee that tourists will not take any risks, and will not bring any risk to our country,” he said.
Professional soccer will also reopen starting on June 8, but without fans in attendance.
Spain was among the countries hardest hit by the virus. There were more than 234,000 confirmed cases and more than 28,000 deaths, the fourth-highest fatality rate in the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. There will be 10 days of national mourning for the victims of the pandemic, Sanchez said, beginning Tuesday.